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Days Until Digital Learning Day: February 5, 2014
We must ensure the continued prosperity of our country by promising [all] high school students a chance to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue their dreams and succeed.
- U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman
Lessons: Live at the Newseum on Digital Learning Day!
Writing Powerful Blog Comments - Students develop their own blog site and learn the difference between academic and social comments
Raving About The Raven with Touch and Learn Technologies - This is a snapshot of how we use twenty-first century tools for teaching and a sample of digital resources used to facilitate students' understanding of literary devices in Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven.
Introduction to the Celestial Sphere and Movement of the Sky - Students will learn to identify features of the night sky and gain an understanding of how the sky’s motion is related to the motions of Earth and the observer’s latitude.
Convincing Your Parents You Should Have a Car - Students will learn how to collect, select, analyze, and present data in a persuasive and appealing infographic. They will use digital and online tools to research their data and create infographic images.
Front Pages to Landing Pages: How do you bring history to life for students—and spur them to action? Students learn how to translate knowledge into action by creating and curating research papers on a 20th century American history topic into engaging websites.
Combining Like Terms - Students will learn how to simplify algebraic expressions in preparation for solving multi-step equations and inequalities.
Digital Learning: Lessons in Action
Inquiring Curiosity and Developing Inquiry Based Research Projects - Effective ways to ignite curiosity at the beginning of inquiry based research projects.
Jigsaw Plot Development - Students will use a shared workspace to collaborate with peers on plot development and design a storyboard that demonstrates their knowledge of plot development.
Newton's Laws - Students apply Newton’s Laws to new situations using digital tools.
Hunger Games: Avoiding the Path to Panem - After reading the novel and researching their social, poliitical, environmental, or economic theories of why Panem occured, students write an informative essay.
Digital DNA - Students determine what their digital footprint looks like and discover tools that will help the student maintain the appropriate digital footprint in the future.
Collaborate with Russian School - Students in Maryland collaborate with students in Russia to learn about culture focusing on similarities and differences in how a school in Russia compares with our school.
Thirty Second Propaganda - Students will work in groups to produce a short, persuasive video commercial to advance a political viewpoint on a controversial social issue.
“I declare!” Founding Fathers Sound Off on Contemporary Issues - Students use the Online Research Models (ORM’s) to engage in sustained research and critical thinking in order to answer the Essential Question: How would a Founding Father respond to a contemporary American issue?
Successful Student Book Review Blogging - In order to promote independent reading and scaffold the language arts curriculum, students write and post book recommendations on their school-based book review blogs.
Visual Boook Report - Students will use primary source images or videos in order to create a book report/book trailer.
SAT Comic Strips - Students will utilize technology to create vocabulary comic strips in order to demonstrate their nuanced understanding of a selected vocabulary word.